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Parrish (1961)

| Drama | 4 May 1961 (USA)
Parrish McLean lives with his mother Ellen on Sala Post's tobacco plantation in the Connecticut River Valley. His mother winds up marrying Sala's rival Judd Raike, ruthless planter who ... See full summary »

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Delmer Daves

Writers:

Mildred Savage (novel), Delmer Daves
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Troy Donahue ... Parrish McLean
Claudette Colbert ... Ellen McLean
Karl Malden ... Judd Raike
Dean Jagger ... Sala Post
Connie Stevens ... Lucy
Diane McBain ... Alison Post
Sharon Hugueny ... Paige Raike
Dub Taylor ... Teet Howie
Hampton Fancher ... Edgar Raike
David Knapp David Knapp ... Wiley Raike
Saundra Edwards ... Evaline Raike
Sylvia Miles ... Eileen
Bibi Osterwald ... Rosie
Madeleine Sherwood ... Addie
Hayden Rorke ... Tom Weldon
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Storyline

Parrish McLean lives with his mother Ellen on Sala Post's tobacco plantation in the Connecticut River Valley. His mother winds up marrying Sala's rival Judd Raike, ruthless planter who wants to drive Sala out of business. Judd insists that Parrish learn the business from the ground up. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 May 1961 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bonecas de Carne See more »

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Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Joshua Logan originally wanted Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh to play the parents, and he tested Warren Beatty and Jane Fonda, among others, for the younger characters. See more »

Goofs

Long shot shows Parrish and Paige in a convertible with the top down, but when the closeups come, the top is up. See more »

Quotes

Gramma: You'll go to hell, Lucy. Mark my words. Right to the fiery place!
Lucy: [to Parrish] Don't mind grandma, she's nuts about sin and all that.
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Soundtracks

Secret Love
Written by Sammy Fain and Paul Francis Webster
Sung at the Raike's homecoming
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Claudette Colbert Returns in a lush Troy Donahue Film
16 February 2011 | by AndersonWhitbeckSee all my reviews

Parrish reflects a beautiful time in American history. The USA was not at war and the world was more civil, more decent and simpler in tastes. This beautifully filmed movie reflects that era beautifully.

Troy Donahue made a hit in Lana Turner's smash comeback Imitation of Life and then went on to nearby Warners. WB starred Donahue in A Summer Place with Sandra Dee which was a big big hit and then followed this film co starring a bevy of WB beauties Diane McBain, Connie Stevens and Sharon Hugueny. While the part of Donahue's mother would seem to have been tailor made for the great Bette Davis who New England to her core, Warners signed Claudette Colbert a wonderful actress, and a major star. (Bette lost her Oscar for Of Human Bondage to Colbert's It Happened One Night, years later Colbert fell ill and left All About Eve and Bette Davis scored one of her greatest triumphs). Also starring is Karl Malden and if you look closely you find other WB contract stars in small roles.

This movie is a romantic and wonderful film set in the Tobacco Fields of Connecticut, and has stunning photography and a lush romantic score. "Paige's Theme" is wonderful music.

Some may scoff at a Troy Donahue movie, but not me. I liked Troy Donahue's movies. Great watching for a rainy Saturday afternoon.

AHW


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